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Mubarak retrial adjourned to Sunday

The retrial of Hosni Mubarak and codefendants will hear Sunday testimonies of two former interior minister aides

Ahram Online, Saturday 16 Nov 2013
File photo: Egypt's ousted President Hosni Mubarak sits inside a dock at the police academy on the outskirts of Cairo April 15, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)
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Cairo Criminal Court adjourned to Sunday the retrial of ousted president Hosni Mubarak, his two sons, Alaa and Gamal, and his former interior minister, Habib El-Adly.

Together with six security aides, the accused are currently facing retrial on charges of complicity in the killing of over 800 protesters during the January 2011 uprising.

The Sunday session will include testimonies from two of El-Adly's aides. 

The 85-year-old deposed president and El-Adly both received life sentences in June 2012 on charges of political responsibility for the killing of peaceful protesters during the uprising that led to Mubarak's ouster.

Those verdicts were overturned in January 2013 by an appeals court on the grounds of procedural improprieties.

Mubarak's first trial began in August 2011.

Mubarak also faces charges, together with business tycoon Hussein Salem, of squandering public funds by selling natural gas to Israel at below market prices.

The ousted president is currently under house arrest by order of the government as the appeals court released him after he had served the maximum of two years in provisional detention.

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